West Chester Growers Market

Updated May 5, 2024 – The West Chester Growers Market has been a staple in West Chester County since 1995 as is located only blocks from Zukin Realty‘s offices. In the beginning, this one-of-a-kind market was a learning experience for both the public and the local farmers who sold their products. The vendors and the customers learned the process together. You can find all types of farm fresh foods as well as crafted items that are sold by the same person who has made them. It was a “growing experience” for everyone involved.

What Is a “Growers-Only” Market?

A “growers only” market is just what the name implies. Every item that is sold at this type of market must be grown or produced/made by the vendor who is selling them. Farmers grow a variety of livestock and crops. This can produce meat products, eggs, cheese, or any animal-based product. Individuals who bake pies, bread, salsas, sauces, jams, cookies, etc., can sell anything they produce as long as it is allowed by “cottage” laws.

Locally Made Buttermilk Found at the West Chester Growers Market
Homemade Dog Treats Found at the West Chester Growers Market
Ruhubarb Found at the West Chester Growers Market

The History of West Chester Growers Market

West Chester Growers Market was first established in 1995. Many local orchards and farms came together to sell their items at the market. The goal was to provide local, West Chester County residents with the freshest, highest quality produce and food products available. They also had another goal. The producers wanted to meet their customers. The farmers would bring their families, just as the customers brought theirs. Getting to know one another allowed both sides to come together and learn from one another.

The Benefits of the Traditional Farmer’s Markets

Growers-only markets have several benefits and features that make them unique. The vendors at West Chester Growers Markets take pride in offering fresh produce/products. They enjoy getting to know their customers. The relationships they make allow them to sell items whenever they are requested. They are able to fill custom orders as well. On the other hand, customers get to know and trust the vendors they buy from. They can ask questions and visit the farms where the products they buy are grown and produced.

Residents in West Chester County have access to an amazing hidden gem in the West Chester Growers Market. They are able to support their local economy by purchasing items from local farmers. They also get the benefit of being able to feed the freshest possible foods to their families and friends. The best result is that friends are made along the way!

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